New Orleans

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, officials dramatically remade the long-struggling education system in New Orleans, turning it into the nation’s first all charter-school system. Our stories will look at what’s working — and what’s not — in the nation’s largest, most ambitious experiment with school decentralization. See all our Special Reports

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

Real reform begins early and accounts for racial and economic diversity

Video: Inside a jail school trying to treat kids like scholars not criminals

A once notorious juvenile detention center in New Orleans gets a new school

Throw me some beads, mister!

Mardi Gras Day teaches Black kids that beauty can come from oppression

In a city still struggling with segregation, a popular charter school fights to remain diverse

Bricolage Academy hopes new admissions system that sets aside seats for poor kids will keep classrooms integrated

New Orleans schools still struggle with integration

A school named after early civil rights hero Homer Plessy tries to increase diversity against tough odds

It’s not who controls the schools that matters, it’s whether they care about equity

New Orleans has had plenty of school choice in the last decade, but vulnerable students have been left behind

School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools

New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters

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A new movement to treat troubled children as ‘sad, not bad’

Some New Orleans charters ditch the ‘No Excuses’ model in favor of trauma-informed teaching

Dear students, Betsy DeVos may not be prepared for office, but you must prepare for her

The confirmation vote on the Secretary of Education nominee has been delayed amid criticism

Put youth who break the law where they belong — in a great school

School and city officials surround family members of Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill at a dedication of the new school housed within a youth jail. Attendees included Ismail El-Shaakir,…

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